Saturday, October 15, 2011

Circle are fast!

So after a very busy week I'm making time to go over the Warmachine day that Tuesday turned into. The plan for the day was games with Dustin in the morning then Mike, Dustin, Loren, and I at evening. The morning games started with 2 battle box games Menoth vs. Circle. Game 1 was light Argus's on fire and watch them burn. Pop feat and throw spells for the win. Since Dustin was using Circle for the first time it wasn't even close. Game 2 my Revenger gets slapped by the Warpwolf since it's arc node channeled the kill spells game 1. Warpwolf also bitch slapped my Crusader the turn before I ran up and threw spells after feating. I will say that he used Spirit Door really well in the 2nd game making my slow war jacks pay.

Next up with he and I having a bunch of new figures we played 25 points Cygnar vs Menoth.

Cygnar list was
Kara Sloan
2 Hunters
Arcane Gun Mages
Black 13th

Menoth List
Epic Feora
5 Cinerators
Min unit of Choir

The idea was have all my main damage units give continuous fire and they did. I misused my Cinerators by forgetting they have +2 Spd when damaged so they where a non-factor. They did take a large amount of shooting before they died. During my feat turn I took out the Arcane Gun Mages by moving the fire off the jacks and on to them. Kara feat turn is nothing to sneeze at she can shoot! I lost the game but Dustin said he never felt in control of it. I really enjoyed the new models having a choice of casters is awesome.

So later that night we all met across town for more games. When I got there Mike was playing a Journeyman game so I played with Jason. Jason is a guy I know from playing Magic. We talked it over and I found out he won a 35 point tournament that weekend playing Circle. Jason is a technical player and has a great handle on the rules which I really liked. I really learned some very important things in this game. Choir have to have LOS to the jack for there Hymns. It seems small but may be a huge difference if I try a tournament someday. Also Lord of the Feast's bird shot doesn't activate the Vassal's Enliven. The main point if Fury is a great mechanic for warlocks. Turn 2 I spend 2 focus to shoot Immolation at Grayle. Spell 1 hits does about 8 wounds. Immolation #2 hits does about 8 wounds that gets redirected to Woldwarden. Oh boy he can do that 2 more times since he had 3 Fury on him. I think that mean my assassination run just stopped. It was a fast game but I still got a huge amount of knowledge out of it. I'm really looking forward to learning more from Jason.

Well I plan on playing more on Tuesday and painting up another Repenter this week. I also got a army case so my wife can stop knocking my painted models around. I'm looking at Temple Flameguard, an Avatar, and the Blessing of Vengeance for my next additions. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

1st at 25 points

So today I'm looking at my first 25 point list. Dustin and I are playing at our normal 11AM time slot and then again Tuesday night with Mike and Lauren. First game will be Menoth vs Circle battle boxes. Then Cygnar vs Menoth 25 points. I'm wanting to try out a new caster and some new models I've just gotten. So far this is the list I'm thinking.

eFeora-new caster I've been wanting to try and focus on setting stuff on fire.

1 Revenger- By far my favorite war jack. It'll be bonded to Feora for more fire.
2 Repenters- More fire and now that I own two why not.
5 Cinerators- Bookman giving them flames of wrath for more fire if needed.
Bookman- Just got him and want to try him out.
Choir Min unit- Dustin hates them and I love them!
Vassal of Mentoh- One more chance to have a jack set something on fire.
Now for the last 2 points I'm thinking either Alton Ashley or Wracks and Vassal Mekanic. I'm leaning toward the fixer and Wracks. Having more focus for Feora seems the way to go. And fixing some cheap light jacks would be funny. I will miss using my freshly painted Eiryss but she'll get plenty of playing time in the night games. The main idea is playing a fun game with new models. Feoras feat should be a beast when it gets popped.

Check back on Wednesday to see how I  did.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thur was a great day!

Well my mission of having everything I own painted only lasted 2 days. I won an auction for pFeora and pSeverius for a total of $15 shipped. It was a great deal. I'm going to need to strip the primer since it's pretty thick though. So here I was sitting at home waiting for UPS to arrive hopefully before work and it doesn't show in time. I walk out to my car and see the postman pull up. I walk over and ask if he has anything good for me and he pulls out a letter for one of my kids. Then after being let down he grabs a box for me out of his pouch. There are my 2 new casters. I hop in my car and head to work. I get a text from my daughter saying that UPS just left me a box. YES! I get home for my lunch break 3 hours later and there it is. I got a 2 player battle box, Wracks, Covenant of Menoth, Alton Ashley, and epic cards for my new casters. So now I have 2 casters, 3 war jacks, 5 infantry, and 5 solos to paint.

I added the last picture to show how thin the 2 player battle box is. I was really surprised that 17 models of which 5 are heavies fit in that box. Also the Cinerators are going to be a mother to paint they have a ton of details. I think each one is 9 pieces as well. Lots of layers but very cool looking figures. The Wracks to be honest shouldn't take long to knock out I may start on them today. I really wish I didn't work 12.5 hours today. Well thanks again for reading.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

eEiyrss forgot her yesterday

My wife said she hates the "Pepto Pink" look but I think she pops. I also forgot to include these pics yesterday. I'm busy waiting on UPS and or the mail man for a ton (4.5 pounds really) of new models. I think the brick came out cool. I did the grey first trying to get it to look like space between them wasn't red but oh well. I also wanted her to look like a Merc not purple like the rest of my force.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No more models to paint :(

Well Tuesday was game day of course. I went 1-1 losing the 2nd game by two damage boxes. One of the best things about this game was Dustin rolled 2 snake eyes and a 1-1-2 to hit on a 7 or better. Because the dice gods hated him so much the 1st game wasn't very close. Once he committed his Eiyrss and Long Gunners to the right flank I ran everyone to the middle. Eiyrss killed 1 Choir and the Long Gunners shot at my Crusader but didn't scratch it. Having 9 out of 20 points do nothing the whole game really helped. A tactic I really like is getting into hand to hand popping feat and just leaving combat to try for the caster kill. I also like having the option of throwing spells at the enemy caster is I can't assign focus to my jacks. I have some in game shots of game one but didn't really want this to turn into a battle report blog.

eEiyrss is really disruptive and has made my force very hard to beat for Cygnar at 20 points. Also having Hymns that take away shooting really punishes Dustin's play style. In the 2nd game I took out a Journeyman warcaster knocking a jack out of the fight. I had my Crusader get folded like tin foil by a Hammersmith and missed a damage roll with Eiyrss. I lost it by 2 damage boxes. Game 2 Dustin took a Hammersmith and Stormclad and it really put me on my heals. Eyirss took out the Charger and Journeyman but the rest of my force got beat up pretty bad dealing with the double heavy action.

I really wish I could play in the Her Complex Journeyman league but my work schedule says that's not happening. I just finished base coats on all the model I own at this point. I really like how Kreoss and Eiyrss turned out. Good thing my 2 player box set and other goodies will be here sometime tomorrow. Next games we're moving up to 25 points so I'm looking at lists for that. I think I'll trim back the Choir to a min unit and switch casters for a change. This alone frees up 2 points. I'm also thinking my next purchase should be the Blessing of Menoth. It's a Revenger and way more for only 1 more point. Channeling spells is really fun. It give Kreoss a much bigger threat range while keeping him out of the fight.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Being a bad influence

Well I did it! I'm no longer the newest Warmachine Hordes addict in lovely Wichita, KS. I have been talking about "the new game" a lot I've been told. So my buddy Matt asks about it. I tell him about Privateer Press's main page galleries and asked which one's he thought looked cool. He said he like the way Khador and Menoth looked. How could anyone think big biscuit head looking pile cap wearing Khador look cool? Oh well it could be worse. I was hoping it was a different faction then my beloved Menoth. But since I'm already splitting the 2 army box set I didn't want t leave him out. We do have a solution! Since he has some real life issues that need to settle down he'll use Mikes Khador for a while. Seems like a good deal to me. I'd like to give another huge shout out to Hero Complex Wichita for having every starter box set at the store painted and ready for demo's. Mike played Menoth while Matt the noob used Khador in a demo game. I wanted Mike who has a lot more experience then I do to run the demo game. With a Khador win and 2 guys thinking Sorcha's feat is amazing we have a new addict. When a phone call goes "thanks ya prick now I'm hooked" it's a good thing. The other good thing is that once I'm not working OT every Friday Matt and I will be playing those days. I can't wait to have Warmachine twice a week!

For my army I've started on Kreoss's paint job. I'm taking my time so he looks as good as I can make him. I'm also putting in my pre-order in the morning and trying to win 2 new casters on Ebay. So after the 2 army box gets here I'll be building my force by adding a infantry unit a month for a few months. I really like having most of my models painted before I get more as an incentive to paint often.

Now on to my other love the NFL. I'm picking..........
Panthers over the Bears, not sold on Jay Cutler
Bills over the Bengals, I'm really surprised the Bengals aren't 0-3
Browns over the Titans, Colt McCoy has looked impressive
Lions eat the Cowboys, Detroit D-line vs Romo's ribs
Texans over the Steelers, Pitt is still very overrated.
Saints over the Jags, Jacksonville is starting who at QB?
Vikings over the Chiefs, look someone will get a first win
Eagles over the 49er's, I will never pick against the Eagles
Redskins over the Rams, would nice if the Rams win though
Arizona over the Giants, I still like Kolb to Fitzgerald
Falcons over the Seahawks, bottom of the NFC west is where Seattle belongs
Packers over Denver, this could be the highest scoring game of the week
New England over the Raiders, no snow no need for a new tuck rule
Chargers over Miami, even without Gates there Dolphin safe
Ravens over the Jets, New York is starting a really tough schedule
Tampon Gay over the Colts, Indy please sign another QB without a walker

Well there you have it. Games on Tues and paint every other day.